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The Essential Guide to Hardware

written by: kkaarthic • edited by: Lamar Stonecypher • updated: 10/20/2011

This guide to hardware deals with industry-standard items of which, though common, the selection of can make or break the repair, upgrade, or maintenance of essential equipment. How much do you know about the technical standards for the fasteners, bearings, belts, and seals you're already using?


  • The Timken Company - manufacturer of roller bearings
  • Content of linked articles
  • Gates Corporation - manufacturer of industrial and automotive v-belts
  • Authors Experience and Expertise
  • DuPont Performance Elastomers - manufacturer of Viton